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Habitación en Roma

Julio Medem Spain, 2010

Marina C.'s rating of the film Room in Rome

This film is so fucking problematic. It barely scratches on what it's like to be a lesbian or even to discover one's sexuality. This is a predatory, fetishist and claustrophobic gaze that belongs to the long history of associating same-sex desire with moral decadence and, ultimately - and as it happens in this film - self-anihilation. This is not an example of progress, it's part of the problem.